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Bob Armstrong
05-13-2011, 01:07 AM
The CFC Regular Chess Post – May 13/11 – Can. Closed & FIDE Titles

At the recent 2011 Canadian Closed/Zonal, some FIDE titles were available to be won, if the norm scores were reached – 1 IM; 2 FM’s ( Canada is one of the few countries that has its own zone – it is because our championship is also a “ zonal “ championship, that these titles become available ).

The IM title was awarded to Arthur Calugar ( FIDE – 2210; CFC - 2401 ) who won his Rd. 9 game against Victor Plotkin, scoring the norm, 6/9 pts. He tied for 4/6.

Michael Kleinman ( FIDE – 2195; CFC – 2284 ) was awarded the first FM title, with his 5.5/9 score.

There was to be a play-off for the 2nd FM title, among those scoring 4.5/9 pts.:

Victor Plotkin, Ontario ( FIDE 2228; CFC 2422 )
Miladin Djerkovic, Ontario ( FIDE – 2186; CFC – 2280 )

Note: Morgon Mills, Newfoundland/Labrador ( FIDE – unr; CFC - 2056 ) scored 5/9 pts., but this included a " bye ", and so he does not qualify for the FM title. Also David Filipovich, Ontario ( FIDE – 2127; CFC – 2174 ) scored 4.5/9 pts., but that included a " bye " as well, and so he does not qualify. Roman Sapozhnikov, Ontario ( FIDE – 2318; CFC – 2451 ) did not need to play, since he can already apply for the FM title on his own, since his FIDE rating went over 2300 on the FIDE May 1, 2011 rating list.

Unfortunately, Miladin left the playing hall early, before the playoff players were determined, and was not reachable to get him to return. So the playoff between Victor and Miladin stands as an outstanding matter for decision at the moment.

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator
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Bob Armstrong
05-17-2011, 01:09 PM
ChessBase report by Michael von Keitz, OCA President, and one of the Can. Closed arbiters, with pictures and videos ( thanks to John Coleman for drawing it to our attention ): http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7223

Bob Armstrong, CFC Public Relations Coordinator
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